The Master Gardener Program is a community-based, all-volunteer organization sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension at Urbana-Champaign. The mission of this program is "helping others learn to grow." Master Gardeners are adults of all ages willing to share their interest in and knowledge of horticulture. We welcome your participation and look forward to receiving your application.
To become a certified Master Gardener at the Chicago Botanic Garden, you must do the following:
Trainees must receive an 80 percent or higher cumulative average on quizzes and the final exam to continue on to the internship portion of the program.
Annual recertification requirements:
The next training session will be January 2015.
Questions on applying to the course may be directed to Master Gardener program coordinator Jill Selinger at (847) 835-6849 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.